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FAQs -- Fortis PowerWeb
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Q What is Fortis?
A Fortis is document management software that allows for efficient organization, storage, retrieval, and preservation of College records.  
What is PowerWeb?
PowerWeb is a Fortis module that provides access to live Fortis databases over the intranet/internet via web browsers. Once a document is stored (scanned and indexed) in Fortis, it is immediately accessible. PowerWeb provides complete search, retrieval, and viewing of documents. 
Q What documents are available through Fortis/PowerWeb?
Records Management scans documents that have been identified for permanent retention.
Q How do I get access?
Authorization to access records must be obtained from the originating department owner of the records. 
Q Do I need special software?
A Yes.
ActiveX Control software is required to view documents accessed by Fortis PowerWeb. Users are prompted to install this software upon their initial login to the system.
Q How much training is needed before staff can begin using PowerWeb?
A Because PowerWeb strictly adheres to Windows standards and uses a standardized web browser interface, it is already familiar to many users.  In about 15 minutes, you will be ready to go.  Feel free to visit our website for training or a refresher--A Tutorial on Accessing Records or call us at 223-1151.
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